Revealing the Veil

The Veil Nebula

The Veil Nebula (NGC 6960)
Sketch and Details by Dan Israël


I made this sketch in a small hamlet in Aubrac, south of France, altitude 1100m, with average transparency and no moon. I used a 80mm refractor at 30x magnification
and an OIII filter. The sketch was made on the spot with graphite pencil on white Canson paper. Some minor improvements were made later in the daylight (shading, shape of stars).

Object Name NGC 6960 (Veil Nebula)
Object Type supernova remnant
Location Aubrac, France
Date August 2007

The Veil Nebula processed

Computer processed Veil Nebula (NGC 6960)
Computer Sketch by Dan Israël

PS: this version with software processing is a little bit more realistic (but less authentic).



2 thoughts on “Revealing the Veil”

  1. Dan,

    Great sketch and post of my favorite part of the Veil Nebula including star 52 Cyg. Both versions are excellent.

    Frank 🙂

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